Welcome to this week’s Carnival of the Capitalists. It’s supposed to be about excellent quality, highly relevant posts. If I really kept only the very best, there would be under ten entries included. Perhaps Steven Silvers was onto something last week. Oh well; I’m a softy I guess.
Here’s one at Dispatches From Blogblivion musing about the sometimes conflicting pricing pressures of inflation, costs, competition and market expectations.
Do we care less about what people do and more about what people say? We want to reward people for performance, but do we sometimes build corporate cultures that encourage BS more than anything else?
Speaking of productivity and specialization, along the lines of another post above (and the one following this), Political Calculations talks about the division and diversification of labour, comparing it in part to portfolio diversification.
Greg Swann of BloodhoundBlog would have arguably my favorite submission of the week even without having mentioned the James P. Hogan classic Voyage From Yesteryear. He takes on the topic of Zillow.com, the age of abundance, and anti-consumer conspiracy by anti-capitalist “business” people.
Finally, Small Business Buzz compares men and women as entrepreneurs. I was thinking of ordering business cards from GreatFX, sponsor of Small Business Buzz, which is an excellent example of blogging as a promotional tie-in to a business, since I know them through CotC. It looks like I can’t readily get what I want, ironic because it’s simple, without going local. Perhaps next time…
That’s it for this week’s edition. Next week’s host will be The Integrative Stream.